Definition of Butts In Seat Time

When a company measures an employee's performance by the amount of time the employee spends at the office. Based on this idea, if an employee spends more time at his or her office, that employee's performance is considered higher.

Example: The manager valued butts in seat time, so the employees had to stay in the office even after they finished their work for the day.

Variations: butts-in-seats time

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"Butts In Seat Time" is used in the workplace during meetings or emails.

The definition for "Butts In Seat Time" was last updated in 2023.

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Question: What does "Calendar Invite" mean?

   (A) When a person wants to meet with you next week.
   (B) An email sent to schedule a meeting with the option to either accept or decline the meeting at the scheduled time.
   (C) When a person has available time on their calendar to meet with you.
   (D) When a person does not have any time to meet with you.

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Word of the Day

Date: 06/13/2024

Word: Close It Out

Definition: To mark something as completed.

Example: This task has been fixed, so let's close it out within the task tracker.

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